Robert Rozak is an audio hero, always sharing great information about audio production as well as creating quality products with which to execute that knowledge. This year he's revealing the Little DARling (Distributed Audio Recorder), a convenient pocket-sized recorder designed for wired lavs, enabling quality audio capture for live events and guerrilla filmmaking. Hit the jump to watch the interview from the NAB floor.
The Little DARling records a stereo signal to Micro SD cards and runs for 6-8 hours on a single AA battery. The best part is that the stereo signal is created with a duplicated and attenuated track at -16db as a backup in case things get too loud unexpectedly during recording. The only way to turn the recording off once it starts is by pressing a button with a pen through a recessed hole, so you won't have to worry about losing recordings when your subjects are moving around.
From the juicedLink blog (which you should all subscribed to):
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Personally this is exactly the type of low-profile recorder I've been waiting for, and I can't wait to get my hands on one for narrative guerrilla filmmaking. Let us know what you think of the Little DARling, subscribe to the juicedLink blog to keep up to date on its release, and don't miss a beat from the floor at Vegas by checking out our NAB master post.
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